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Tag: slow down

Hey Mama, Take Your Time

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He took time to admire the sky. "Airplane, Mommy, Airplane," he said. In this moment nothing else mattered. It took me away from of all of thoughts of "what if." Do I have dinner ready? What about the ants? What about the ground being too warm? Never mind all that.

Operation Be Less Busy :: A Guide to Slowing Down

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If you are a busy junkie like my (soon-to-be) former self, it might seem easier to just let the busy-ness have you. After all, the kids are still going to have all of their events, and you aren’t going to quit living your best life for the sake of being a little lazier. But what if I told you that busy is as much a state of mind as it is a state of motherhood? 

Confessions of a Former Hustler

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Somewhere along the way, I had created a paradigm in which there were only two types of people: hustlers and slackers. I realize this belief isn't reality, but it was my reality. If I wasn't going 90 miles an hour every waking minute, I felt like I wasn't giving it my all, and I felt guilty about it.